Post-doctoral Researcher

Birkbeck, University of London - Research

Purpose and Main Duties

The Department of Computer Science and Information Systems is seeking a post-doctoral researcher on an interdisciplinary project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) titled “Risk Measures for Markov Decision Processes”. This project is to carry out research in Markov decision processes (MDP), in particular, various risk measures associated with this model and their computational problems, as well as applications. We plan to study- computational complexity, develop efficient computational methods and provide tool support and case studies, to which the post-holder is expected to contribute.

You will have a PhD, or equivalent, in Computer Science or a related field and an emerging research and publication record. Experience in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: formal verification, model checking, and machine learning. Experience in interdisciplinary projects, especially financial projects, are beneficial, but not required.

About the Department

For further information about the School of BEI, please visit the following website: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/business/

Further Information

Salary: Grade 7 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £36,548 rising to £41,772 per annum.

This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and fixed term for 12 months. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 12 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

The closing date for completed applications is midnight on Monday 25th September 2017.

Interviews are due to be held at the end of September/beginning of October.

For further information on this opportunity contact TingTing Han [email: tingting@dcs.bbk.ac.uk].

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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